The LoftZone raised attic floor is lightweight, quick to have installed and provides a platform for storing items and walking on, while protecting the 270mm attic insulation and allowing it to save energy and cut fuel bills as intended.
The most cost effective and simplest solution to the very common problem of storing items in a fully-insulated attic is to install a raised floor above the insulation.
The LoftZone raised floor system protects the insulation underneath it and allows for very important airflow to reduce the risk of damp and mould forming, and provides a floor for safe access or storage, you can walk on it and store on it.
In most cases, depending on how, it can be installed in just a day with minimal disruption to your home by our very own qualified and factory approved LoftZone installers.
Most people know it is important to insulate your attic, because if you don't, 25% of your heating bills go out through your roof. The Government recommends that everyone insulates to a depth of 270mm if they use rolls of mineral
wool insulation (this is the fluffy stuff you see in most DIY stores, and is the most cost-effective solution). It's cheap and relatively simple to do this, it will pay for itself rapidly, and it will help you to feel warmer in the
winter and cooler at night in the summer.
Millions of people in the UK haven't yet insulated their attics to 270mm, and the two main reasons for this are the need for storage and safe access.
Now we have the solution for this, you can have attic storage and still effectively insulate your attic.
You're not alone - the vast majority of UK households use their attics for storage. But the extra insulation required to cut fuel bills and save energy makes it very difficult to
use the attic space for storage. Many people put boxes on top of the insulation or, even worse, put boards down on top of the joists. This is a major no-no as,
in both cases, the insulation gets compressed. Squashed insulation doesn't perform very well! The mineral wool attic insulation works because of the air trapped inside the insulation and if you
compress it, the air gets squeezed out, making it much less effective.
The only way to use a attic with the full 270mm of insulation for storage is to install a raised attic floor above the insulation. This is an essential addition if you want to store items in your attic and get the full benefit of your insulation.
How can I make my insulated attic safe to walk on? Another common problem with a fully-insulated attic is how to then safely access items stored or installed up there. It is not
just your possessions you'll want to access: water tanks, boilers, solar inverters all require maintenance from time to time. But, once you have 270mm of insulation, you can no
longer see the attic trusses and joists which means it is hard to safely walk or crawl in the attic: one wrong step and you could put your foot through the ceiling!
Adding an area of raised attic flooring provides a safe and convenient way for homeowners, engineers and surveyors to access items in their insulated attic.
The best solution to the very common problem of storing items in a fully-insulated attic is to install a raised floor above the insulation. The LoftZone
raised attic floor is a lightweight, easy-to-install platform for storing items and walking on, while protecting the 270mm attic insulation
and allowing it to save energy and cut fuel bills as intended.
The combined cost of insulation, the LoftZone raised attic floor and attic flooring panels are still cheaper than the only other safe solution which is to lay rigid foam insulation on the attic floor and board above that. There is also no need to spend time cutting the foam to size nor worry about leaving air gaps.
Loftzone is ideal for new build properties where the roof joists are even and level.
Renewable energy systems such as solar PV, solar hot water and heat recovery systems require equipment to be located in the attic space such as inverters, trunking and header tanks.
These all require safe access to the attic for both installation and maintenance. The RLFS will assist with this problem and could be viewed as an enabling technology opening up the attic space for these beneficial uses.
LoftZone installer network covers 90% of England.
We are an approved installer. All you have to do is call our office on 0800 8799967 to arrange a FREE no obligation survey to determine your exact requirements and provide you with an immediate fixed price quote.
If you are satisfied with the price and requirements we can arrange for a certified and approved LoftZone installer to come and install your raised attic floor system and boarding along with your other requirements e.g. ladder, hatch, light, top-up insulation, safety rails etc.
You get a 10 year guarantee on everything we install along with our commercial PLI insurance so you have complete peace of mind your are dealing with a professional top quality company.
Any size of attic can be done as this system is modular so we put it all together on site to fit your attic space. In most case, depending on how much boarding you require, it can take just 1 day to install and with minimal disruption to your home.
If you require a quote for your LoftZone raised attic floor requirements simple call us on our
central enquiries number for Sheffield Loft Boarding and surrounding areas is FREE to call or you can e-mail us by clicking here